Assignment May 27 - 31st
As we live more and more of our lives on social media it is becoming very important that someone guide us through how to act in the online world just like they do in the offline world.
Digital Citizenship - that's the name for how to act and think online
You are going to build me a powerpoint (yep you are going to work for me slave labour wise) that I can use for al the kids to follow you that teachs them about digital zitzenship
The assignment - tougher than normal but I know you can do it
1. Build a powerpoint about digital zitizenship over the week. Include revelvant pictures to liven it up but try and address the 9 different aspects BELOW
2. Include and talk about the 9 aspect of digital citizenship here. DON'T JUST COPY AND PASTE BUT RATHER MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH AN EXAMPLE OR POINT FORM INSTRUCTIONS
MAKE IT NICE FOR ME TOO PLEASE
Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible
behavior with regard to technology use.
Access:full electronic participation in society.
Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same
opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights
and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship.
Digital exclusion makes it difficult to grow as a society increasingly using
these tools. Helping to provide and expand access to technology should be goal
of all digital citizens. Users need to keep in mind that there are some that
may have limited access, so other resources may need to be provided. To become
productive citizens, we need to be committed to make sure that no one is denied
2. Digital Commerce:electronic
buying and selling of goods.
Technology users need to understand that a
large share of market economy is being done electronically. Legitimate and legal
exchanges are occurring, but the buyer or seller needs to be aware of the issues
associated with it. The mainstream availability of Internet purchases of toys,
clothing, cars, food, etc. has become commonplace to many users. At the same
time, an equal amount of goods and services which are in conflict with the laws
or morals of some countries are surfacing (which might include activities such
as illegal downloading, pornography, and gambling). Users need to learn about
how to be effective consumers in a new digital economy.
Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information.
One of the significant changes within the digital revolution is a person’s
ability to communicate with other people. In the 19th century, forms of
communication were limited. In the 21st century, communication options have
exploded to offer a wide variety of choices (e.g., e-mail, cellular phones,
instant messaging). The expanding digital communication options have changed
everything because people are able to keep in constant communication with anyone
else. Now everyone has the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with
anyone from anywhere and anytime. Unfortunately, many users have not been taught
how to make appropriate decisions when faced with so many different digital
4. Digital Literacy:process
of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
While schools have made great progress in the area of technology
infusion, much remains to be done. A renewed focus must be made on what
technologies must be taught as well as how it should be used. New technologies
are finding their way into the work place that are not being used in schools
(e.g., Videoconferencing, online sharing spaces such as wikis). In addition,
workers in many different occupations need immediate information (just-in-time
information). This process requires sophisticated searching and processing
skills (i.e., information literacy). Learners must be taught how to learn in a
digital society. In other words, learners must be taught to learn anything,
anytime, anywhere. Business, military, and medicine are excellent examples of
how technology is being used differently in the 21st century. As new
technologies emerge, learners need to learn how to use that technology quickly
and appropriately. Digital Citizenship involves educating people in a new way—
these individuals need a high degree of information literacy skills.
5. Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of
conduct or procedure.
Technology users often see this area as one of the
most pressing problems when dealing with Digital Citizenship. We recognize
inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do
not learn digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct). Many people feel
uncomfortable talking to others about their digital etiquette. Often rules and
regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate
use. It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to
become responsible digital citizens in this new society.
Digital Law:electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
Digital law deals with the ethics of technology within a society.
Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use
manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society. Users need to
understand that stealing or causing damage to other people’s work, identity, or
property online is a crime. There are certain rules of society that users need
to be aware in a ethical society. These laws apply to anyone who works or plays
online. Hacking into others information, downloading illegal music,
plagiarizing, creating destructive worms, viruses or creating Trojan Horses,
sending spam, or stealing anyone’s identify or property is
7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities:
those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital
Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of
Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen.
Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Basic digital
rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world. With
these rights also come responsibilities as well. Users must help define how the
technology is to be used in an appropriate manner. In a digital society these
two areas must work together for everyone to be productive.
Digital Health & Wellness:physical and psychological well-being
in a digital technology world.
Eye safety, repetitive stress syndrome,
and sound ergonomic practices are issues that need to be addressed in a new
technological world. Beyond the physical issues are those of the psychological
issues that are becoming more prevalent such as Internet addiction. Users need
to be taught that there inherent dangers of technology. Digital Citizenship
includes a culture where technology users are taught how to protect themselves
through education and training.
9. Digital Security
(self-protection):electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or disrupt
other people. The same is true for the digital community. It is not enough to
trust other members in the community for our own safety. In our own homes, we
put locks on our doors and fire alarms in our houses to provide some level of
protection. The same must be true for the digital security. We need to have
virus protection, backups of data, and surge control of our equipment. As
responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that
might cause disruption or harm.
and Protect (REPs)
The concept of REPs is a way to explain as well as teach the themes of digital
citizenship. Each area encompasses three topics which should be taught
beginning at the kindergarten level. When teaching these ideas the top theme
from each group would be taught as one REP. For example the first REP would be:
Etiquette, Communication and Rights/Responsibilities. This would continue
through REPs two and three. By doing this all students will have covered the
topics and everyone would understand the basic ideas of digital
Respect Your Self/Respect Others
Educate Your Self/Connect with Others
Protect Your Self/Protect Others
-Rights and Responsibility
- Safety (Security)
- Health and Welfare